Early Learning Readiness Program Facilitator

To be a Part of Something Great
Job Description

As the nation’s leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y offers more than just a job. We offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community.



• Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood or Human/Child Development or a related field and/or Associate Degree in ECE.

• Minimum of one year experience in a teaching position.

• Current certifications in infant/child CPR and first aid OR completion of both certifications within 30 days of employment.

• Ability to communicate clearly, appropriately and correctly both verbally and in writing with parents,

• children, co-workers, volunteers and supervisors.

• Maintain all state training hours and Y-USA trainings.

Essential Functions


• Uphold the mission of the YMCA, and demonstrate behaviors that reflect a determined, nurturing, genuine, hopeful, and welcoming nature

• Plans and implements developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive early childhood curriculum based on current research in child development and aligning with the state Early Learning Standards.

• Designs an environment with activities that facilitate the cognitive, physical, social, emotional, language/linguistic development of children ages birth through 5

• Actively recruits program participants

• Creates relationships with Community Partners

• Sets up 13 interest areas, including an outside area and sets up/breaks down environment on an as needed basis

• Maintains the learning environment by arranging materials in appropriate, safe, and attractive ways

• Ensures program implementation is consistent with YMCA strategic plan with an emphasis on health and wellness

• Submits monthly lesson plan to the site supervisor for review in accordance with lesson plan procedures

• Assists in recruiting, orienting, recognizing and retaining part-time staff

• Provides direct supervision of part-time staff daily

• Leads part-time staff in preparation of materials for planned activities, set up and pack up of the environment as needed, and arranges materials in a safe and attractive manner monitoring environmental health and safety hazards

• Interacts with all program participants creating a welcoming environment and modeling positive behavior which promotes growth in all developmental areas

• Facilitates and model’s appropriate caregiver/child interactions at program site

• Maintains enrollment forms, attendance, and health records up to date

• Submits all required documents to Program Supervisor in a timely manner

• Order/purchase supplies and materials as needed

• Assists with tracking and reporting on all required funding metrics

• Gathers information about children’s and caregivers’ development using observation and reporting tools

• Works closely with supervisor to guide curriculum planning based on assessments for children and adults and to be aware of participants’ growth and development

• Makes referrals for any needed early intervention services

• Collaborates with community agencies by providing presentations at program sites and is informed about services and programs in the community

• Works with Program Supervisor to collaborate with health, social services, and other professionals as necessary to provide appropriate referrals/services to families

• Demonstrates knowledge of and sensitivity to participants’ culture.

• Maintains confidentiality of program participants and staff/volunteers

• Demonstrates appropriate leadership, professionalism, and initiative

• Informs supervisor of plans, activities, and participant progress and program status

• Participates in available professional development workshops and training meetings designed to improve teaching skills and/or the program

• Performs other duties as assigned by Program Supervisor

• Will assist with Child Development Center during the school year as needed as well as Summer Camp programs during the Summer